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Marianne Williamson entertained 9/11 conspiracy theories in 2012 interview

Marianne Williamson entertained 9/11 conspiracy theories in 2012 interview

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson once entertained 9/11 conspiracy theories on a radio show hosted by a prominent “truther” who claimed that the World Trade Center attacks were orchestrated by a “Zionist organized crime outfit.” In the 2012 appearance, Williamson declined to challenge the host’s conspiracy theory and said that questioning the factual history of…MORE

Buttigieg swipes at Warren for being ‘evasive’ on health care

Buttigieg swipes at Warren for being ‘evasive’ on health care

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg slammed Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s adopted “Medicare for All” plan on Thursday, calling her “extremely evasive” when it came to whether or not the proposal calls for raising taxes on the middle class. “Sen. Warren is known for being straightforward, and was extremely evasive when asked that question. And we’ve seen…MORE

Emily Clyburn, civil rights activist and wife to House majority whip, dies at 80

Emily Clyburn, civil rights activist and wife to House majority whip, dies at 80

Emily Clyburn, the longtime librarian, civil rights activist and wife to Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American member of Congress, died Thursday morning at the age of 80, the congressman’s office announced. Emily and Jim, who is now the House majority whip, met in jail after they were arrested for participating in a civil…MORE

Bernie Sanders campaign hits 1 million donors

Bernie Sanders campaign hits 1 million donors

Sen. Bernie Sanders has received contributions from 1 million donors, his 2020 campaign announced Thursday. According to the campaign, it is the first Democratic presidential campaign to cross that threshold this election cycle. “Our strength is in numbers, and that is why Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who is able to say his campaign…MORE

House passes short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown

House passes short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill to temporarily extend funding for the federal government and avert a shutdown at the end of the month. The bill, approved 301-123, will extend funding at current levels with limited exceptions through November 21, potentially setting up an end-of-the-year showdown over government spending that could drag…MORE

Feds say Florida man’s alleged racist threats against Charlottesville candidate prompted him to quit race

Feds say Florida man’s alleged racist threats against Charlottesville candidate prompted him to quit race

A Florida man who authorities say has a history of expressing white supremacist beliefs was arrested for allegedly threatening a prospective candidate for city council in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompting the would-be candidate to abandon their campaign, an indictment unsealed Wednesday says. Daniel McMahon, 31, of Brandon, Florida, was arrested on federal charges for cyberstalking, bias-motivated…MORE

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg meets with Trump during Washington visit

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg meets with Trump during Washington visit

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with President Donald Trump while he was in the nation’s capital. The face-to-face meeting came as Zuckerberg sat down with some of his harshest critics during his visit to Washington. Trump has been among those critics, having repeatedly criticized Facebook as “anti-Trump” and for perceived anti-conservative bias. The President has…MORE